After completing a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, Mounika wanted to explore career options for her future. “Shell’s Graduate Programme gave me the freedom to choose the projects I wanted to take part in,” Mounika said. “Being aware of these available options has really helped me decide where I want to be in my future with Shell.”
Mounika joined Shell as a graduate 7 months ago. “I’m currently working as a Process Engineering Specialist. I’m getting experience each day, interacting with a wide range of co-workers across Shell. This allows for me to gain exposure and insight into different aspects of the business. It’s a massive breadth of experience open to me. I’m also gaining other insights to the business as a member of Shell’s Emergency Response Team.”
Mounika explains that it was great to be given ample time to interact. Asked about her first week in Shell’s Graduate Programme, Mounika says Shell ensured graduates were provided with opportunities to meet and get to know each other. “My first few weeks at Shell went smoothly. I had great support and guidance from both my managers and of course, my mentor. They have become my go-to people for any questions or issues I have, even if it is small. To this day, the open interactions I’m having with work colleagues and my mentor remain important to me and how I develop in my role.”
Mounika’s mentor is Krishna who has been with Shell for 10 years. Krishna holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. “From the start, Krishna’s advice to me was to get the maximum out of the opportunities that come along. He continues to do this, while also letting me know of new opportunities and leads.